A young Warkworth resident, Sophie Clark, is the leading fundraiser in this year’s Asthma and
Respiratory Foundation’s Breathe Better September challenge.
The seven-year-old has raised more than $800 in donations, far exceeding her initial goal of $250.
Sophie suffers from the lung disease bronchiectasis, which means regular trips to Waitakere Hospital.
“I get sick easily and it can be quite scary,” Sophie says.
“When I get really sick I have to stay at the hospital for two weeks to get the right medication and physio.”
She will be doing between 20 and 30 minutes fitness work a day for the whole of September as her fundraising challenge.
“I haven’t done anything like this before, but I am keen to participate again in the future.
“I would like the money I raise to go towards getting support and medication for those with asthma and bronchiectasis.”
Sophie has revised her fundraising goal and now hopes to reach $1000.
To donate, visit give.everydayhero.com/nz/sophs-healthy-lung-challenge-1